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Students With A Goal Survey
Getting to Know You
Students will take the SWAG Survey and answer three main questions: Who AM I? What Do I Want in Life? Where Do I Want to Go in Life?
After these questions are answered, students will be able to create SMART Goals and begin the journey to success.
What are S.M.A.R.T. Goals?
Goals are all about high expectations. Creating, modifying, and sustaining your S.M.A.R.T. Goals is the key to being successful.
S – specific, significant, sustaining
*Who: Who is involved?
*What: What do I want to accomplish?
*Where: Identify a location.
*When: Establish a time frame.
*Which: Identify requirements and constraints.
*Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal.
EXAMPLE: A general goal would be, “Get in shape.” But a specific goal would say, “Join a health club and workout 3 days a week.”
M – measurable, meaningful, motivational
- Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal set
- To determine if your goal is measurable, ask questions such as……How much? How many? How will I know when it is accomplished?
- Establish goals that you find motivating and that will spark interest and drive you to complete.
A – attainable, achievable, action-oriented
- When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true.
- You develop the attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach them. You begin seeing previously overlooked opportunities to bring yourself closer to the achievement of your goals.
- A high goal is frequently easier to reach than a low one because a low goal exerts low motivational force
R – realistic, rewarding, results-oriented
- To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work and if you truly believe that it can be accomplished.
- When you list your goals you build your self-image. You see yourself as worthy of these goals (rewarding), and develop the traits and personality that allow you to possess them.
- Goals should be created so you can see results both during and after implementation.
T – timely, tangible, trackable
- A goal should be grounded within a time frame. With no time frame tied to it there’s no sense of urgency.
- A goal is tangible when you can experience it with one of the senses, that is, taste, touch, smell, sight or hearing. You have a better chance of making it specific and measurable.